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Graveyard Plots
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Series: Bill Pronzini Mysteries, Book 7. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 91,860. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2012 by Crossroad Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
In this collection of 23 short stories, Bill Pronzini, prolific, award-winning west-coast mystery writer and creator of the well-known "Nameless Detective" series, the author's style and versatility truly shine. These tales including three that feature his well-known series character, the "Nameless Detective" run the gamut from psychological suspense to satire to Western gothic.
The Nudger Dilemmas
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 86,480. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2012 by Crossroad Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
This collection of 13 previously published stories starring Nudger, Lutz's worrywart St. Louis detective, provides an entertaining introduction to one of the genre's most distinctive private eyes. Nudger, whose ever-present antacids protect a stomach that turns at the mere hint of danger, somehow manages to do his job without resorting to fists or handguns.
Sonoma Squares Murder Mystery
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Price: Free! Words: 16,420. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Corpses in town squares. A killer bent on terror. A reporter about to become part of the story. Wine Country becomes the backdrop for murder as young newspaper reporter Sandra Cordero gets caught up in the schemes of a serial killer. This serial, first published in the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, features 16 Sonoma writers collaborating to produce one fast-paced thriller.
The Black Sapphire
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,040. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2012 by Short Story Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Short Story Press Presents The Black Sapphire by Ruth Pettite "The Black Sapphire" was a concept that Ruth toyed with for a few years. She studied dialect to help enhance one of the main characters, "Mattie." In the story, an unsolved crime shows its ugly face when Detective Adam Reynoir starts investigating.
Cover of Darkness
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Price: Free! Words: 8,410. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
McElroy made the dive from a point on the riverbank a thousand yards upstream from the triangulated position of the wreckage. The skin of ice sighed as he slipped under it, and the dark water closed over his head like a shroud.
Random Acts
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 68,810. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
When former ATF investigator Eli Hurlbert wins a $150 million lottery, he quits his job, buys a used Winnebago, and along with his Golden Retriever, Earl, heads west. On a layover in Quartzsite, Arizona, Eli discovers the body of an octogenarian snowbirder in the Cactustown Trailer Park and is drawn into an intriguing murder mystery that could change his life forever.
Murder at Tapestry Court
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 68,440. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2012 by Next Step Books. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
: It’s been ten years, but is the murderer still living in Tapestry Court?
De döda bröderna
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Price: $3.89 USD. Words: 117,170. Language: Swedish. Published: June 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Det var något särskilt med Maria. Något som fick männen att gå överstyr. Något lockande. Något mörkt. Och när hon försvann blev inget som förut.
Mind Rift
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 97,610. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Christian » Mystery & detective
The Special Crimes Task Force must track down a kidnapper to find abducted children as well as one of their own team members.
Expiation
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Price: $5.55 USD. Words: 123,930. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
The year is 1971. Butler is living in Hawaii, trying to recover after his two tours of duty in Viet Nam. The knock on his door is the sister of his good friend and comrade-in-arms, who tells him that her brother has been murdered. Local law is stalled. Can Butler help? His efforts pull him back to his time in country and the terrors and horrors of his service.
Dog Helps Those
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Series: Golden Retriever Mysteries, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,110. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
It’s almost time for graduation, and Eastern College is in trouble. A prominent alumna is dead, and a faulty computer program is jeopardizing student records and financial aid. It’s up to Steve and Rochester to dig into the situation and retrieve the culprits!
Freeze Frame 2016
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 56,000. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2012 by Black Rose Writing sales@blackrosewriting.com. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Freeze Frame 2016 opens with a high-speed car chase and doesn't slow down. The story races from the streets of Detroit to northern Michigan. Days before the upcoming presidential election, ad executives Darcy James and Sean Higgins learn the secret behind a third party candidate whose election will compromise the U.S. Executive Branch.
Last Assignment
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Price: Free! Words: 2,980. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2012 by Publishing by Rebecca J. Vickery. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
~Free short story from the PbRJV Gallery~ "My name is Dallas Lowe, and the life of a law enforcement officer is never easy, but it is rewarding. Then receiving our gold detective shields and working together fulfills a childhood dream for me and my best friend Brian. We live on top of the world – until the day comes all policemen dread – the day when things go wrong and someone has to die."
Perplexity on P 1/2
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Series: Parson's Cove Cozy Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,300. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2012 by Cozy Cat Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
You'd think winning a trip to Las Vegas would be a good thing. Not so, for Mabel Wickles of Parson's Cove. It's just the start of a harrowing adventure that really starts when she returns from her trip to discover one of her fellow contest winners, dead.
The I-Spy Murders
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Series: Sanford Third Age Club Mystery, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 80,880. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2012 by Crooked Cat Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
It’s August and Gibraltar Hall hosts reality TV show I-Spy with Brenda as one of the contestants. Her Sanford 3rd Age Club friends arrive to welcome her back after a week’s stay in the house. Inside, feelings run strong between the Housies. Arguments become heated. Then one of them is found dead.
Butch
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,200. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2012 by Green Snake Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Anything can happen in the weird & wonderful town of Santa Tierra, NM, in 1918, where Butch McLean protects the residents of Wayward Ranch, finds lovin’ in the arms and up the skirts of her beloved Angel, and keeps one step ahead of the possibly supernatural jaguar who may or may not be stalking her. Come hell or high water, Butch will rescue any dude or damsel in distress with humor and aplomb.
Real Dead Houswives of The Hamptons
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 99,900. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Reality TV comes to town. Soon Lawton Close is caught up in a whirlwind of passion, naked ambition, sexual politics, champagne dreams...oh, and murder. Welcome to the Hamptons. Lawton Close and Max have to find out who is killing off the cast of Real Beautiful Women of the Hamptons.
Calculated Risk
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Series: Rafe & Kama, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 92,250. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Self-made security professional Rafe McTavish agrees to investigate his brother-in-law's inexplicable purchase of a dilapidated deep-space mining station. When the miners turn violent, Rafe's only ally is Kama Bhatia, computer hacker and spy, at the station on a mission of her own. Now they must put aside their mutual attraction and distrust to unravel fraud, blackmail, and murder.
Suitable for Framing
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 31,080. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Think Hitchcock on speed....Charlie Collier, a private dealer in art masterpieces, is flying to Honolulu to deliver a Raphael Madonna to a client by a deadline that, if missed, can cost him a twenty-million dollar sale. Grounded in L.A. by rainstorms, he visits an auction gallery and recognizes that masterworks due to go on the block tomorrow—are fakes. Now what?
The Singing Sleuth
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Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 56,770. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Eager to take a spectacular cruise on the Pegasus? It comes complete with tropical breezes, luscious food, exotic drinks, breath taking sunsets, and a vicious killer. Yes, I said killer!